Archive | September, 2010

Craigslist-Distressed look/project?

30 Sep

I always toy around with the idea of fixing stuff. I think of a way to execute something, think, think some more, start talking to my husband about it, then think, and get tired. Truth is I would probably leave this poor guy in it’s state of distressed (shabby?) and just say I like it that way. (I actually do think this dresser is kind of attractive in it’s current state). If you’re into projects it is being sold for 55$ in Roseville.
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Craigslist: Wall shelving-Citrus heights

30 Sep

BAH HA. I think I have explained numerous times how much I love wall shelving (I’ll spare you the bean talk). But I do think it is extremely convenient and good looking for those of us with tiny places. This set is being sold for 40 bucks in Citrus heights.
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Inspiration: Great Minds ..Thinking Alike

30 Sep

George Nelson

Charles Eames

via Contemporary Furniture by Klaus-Jurgen Sembach

Community: Mention in Eichler Homes in Sacramento!

30 Sep

Goody googie gumdrops! Thanks to Eichlerific for the shout-out for our little bloggeroo. Be sure to subscribe to this blog and keep an eye out for upcoming info on the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tours. This blog is also a fantastic resource for all the local and historic MCM gold mines you never knew existed! Thanks again!

Craigslist: A whole loot of it

29 Sep

Some body is getting rid of all their midcentury treasures! The side cabinet is going for 80 dollars, and sunburst wall clock is 125.

Set of 4 Modern Danish Chairs- 2 black seat, 2 brown seat
Will also sell individually for $20 each

I am in love with these chairs. Yeah yeah typical mid mod chairs blah blah but sir I urge you to consider why they are everyone’s favorite. That cute little circle at the top, the simple yet unique structure. You just cant go wrong with them.
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Swooooooshhhhhh. Swiiiiiiiiish. “It’s like driving a jet plane a million times faster than it should go. woooooo weee.” <-ah hem. That is where this chair takes my mind. If I owned it I would probably spend way to much time sitting pretending to be a captain. It would be fun at first but then nothing would ever get done and my husband would get frustrated.
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I’ve been keeping my eye out for these since Toni picked one like this up at the thrift store in woodland. Poor dude needs a lampshade and new home. He’s being sold for 10 bucks and the lady can meet you in Placerville.
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I cant top the description of this lamp from the seller.
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You gotta lotta books? A whole wall full? This shelf is going for 200 dollars in Placerville.
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Cone lamps!

“Very Cool Mid Century Modern Lamp. 3 way cone lighting. Multi positions. 60″ H. Atomic Rocket/ Cone Style. Nice Chocloate Brown color.”

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Craigslist: End table-South Natomas

29 Sep

I feel like blonde wood is under appreciated lately. I can understand it. It’s a hard color to work with sometimes. But look at that wood grain! Just shining and glossing, complimenting that gold and black in a very unusual way. I say unusual because more times than not when black is used to cover up some dings or just used in general with mid century pieces…it looks a lil wonky. I feel like it works with this piece though. 15 dollars takes it.
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Thrifiting in woodland.

29 Sep

When Toni offered to take me to far off places around Sacramento, I was stoked. I’d been meaning to venture away but just could not muster the courage to go by my self. It was really great and I look forward to doing it again.
Heres a ton of pictures of good looking things we found so you dear readers can get stoked on taking the thrity minute drive to woodland too:

Has anyone else noticed how hard it is to find sewing tables with mid mod dapper legs? It interests me to find out why this is? Did woman decide they would stop sewing? Or were the sewing machine companies just stuck in their 1800’s look? ‘It’s going to make a come back Ed!’ Singer bought out Kent coffee furniture in the 60’s so you think they woulda hopped on board right? Maybe they did and the mid mod sewing tables are so precious that anyone who owns one is just very unwilling to let go.

Toni found this really cool watcha ma callit. It was first priced for ten bucks so reasonably there was some hesitancy on thee purchase. We later found out everything was 50 percent off! Five dollars still being a lot Toni took the chance and the lady at the register gave it to her for two dollar something (I dont remember the exact number I just remember thinking scoooore).

I plan to take off the solar tea and make a desert terrarium in this jar.

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Craigslist of Sacramento: It’s a good day for us, friends.

29 Sep


MOUNT UP! $40.00 (original post)

“Make an offer.” Uh, this drawing of a spider? $325.00 (original post)

I bet you smell funny, but you sure are cute! (If I had a nickel every time I’ve heard that.. I’d have enough money to buy this loveseat and a steak feast.) $50.00!! (Original post)

$350.00 for this modular display dealy. Turn that thang vertically and go crazy. Literally, lose your damn mind. (original post)

Hey dogg, I heard you like 6′ coffee tables. So we put six feet on your 6′ coffee table. $125.00. (original post)

Inspiration: American Vintage Home on Flickr

28 Sep

“My goal is to collect as many images as I can find that define the best of middle-class American home style from 1900 to 1963. On one hand, I love the small, the cozy, the kitsch. I’m a sucker for cute kids, puppy dogs, and cool gadgets. And some images are so beautiful they are transcendent.

I adore mid-century modern and the great designers like Aalto and the Eames, even though I’m kind of a packrat and doubt I’ll ever be able to live so spartanly. I would love to have my own Grasshopper or Womb chair.”  — via American Vintage Home on Flickr

This flickr is set up wonderfully and meticulously. Different sets for Linoleum, Interiors, Exteriors, Wallpaper & Textiles, and my favorite – Manufacturers. Heck yesss, learn your designers!

1952 Family Room - Den

Give it up, Sacramento

28 Sep

Literally – give me things. Put more awesome stuff out in the street. This weekend I was in San Francisco for a gathering of mopeds and riding, and while puttering down Waller Street stopped to snap a “sick pic” of this couch. The sign read something to the effect of “$50 OBO take it away.”

The only thing I saw on the street in Sacramento today was a mattress and boxspring with a fitted sheet of questionable cleanliness. Who am I kidding, straight rancid, it was. Though Alan did find in the street this delightful (as Rose would call it) “little bean” of a foot stool that he refinished the legs on. So if it was you who happened to leave it out – Thanks! It you just set it down for a second and it disappeared – Sorry dude, MINE NOW!
There is a whole load of amazing furniture in SF’s “FREE” section of craigslist. Not just someone’s old baby stroller with 1.5 wheels or “free tent – mildew problem but still a tent.” Sacramento is seriously lacking in the loving.

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